Hiring rises, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

Employers added 209,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July. The streak of six consecutive monthly gains above 200,000 hasn’t happened since 1997. But average hourly wages of U.S. workers on private payrolls inched up just 1 cent in July compared with June. Since last August, hourly earnings have increased only 2 percent.

Hiring rises, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

Employers added 209,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July. The streak of six consecutive monthly gains above 200,000 hasn’t happened since 1997. But average hourly wages of U.S. workers on private payrolls inched up just 1 cent in July compared with June. Since last August, hourly earnings have increased only 2 percent.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Judge says Raimondo must be deposed on 38 Studios

General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo must give a deposition in a lawsuit over the deal that gave ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, a Rhode Island judge said Friday.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Judge says Raimondo must be deposed on 38 Studios

General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo must give a deposition in a lawsuit over the deal that gave ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, a Rhode Island judge said Friday.

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Texas to continue pursuit of Tesla battery factory

Aides for Texas Gov. Rick Perry say negotiations will continue with Tesla Motors to build an electric car battery factory in the Lone Star State, despite Tesla's announcement Thursday that it has broken ground on a Nevada site.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Texas to continue pursuit of Tesla battery factory

Aides for Texas Gov. Rick Perry say negotiations will continue with Tesla Motors to build an electric car battery factory in the Lone Star State, despite Tesla's announcement Thursday that it has broken ground on a Nevada site.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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